Tooth extraction is the process of removing a tooth from your jaw bone. This may be necessary if your dentist can’t repair the damage to your tooth or if there is extensive decay, infection or tooth mobility. Teeth may also be removed to relieve crowding.
When a tooth is damaged, your dentist will aim to treat and save it by using treatment options such as root canal treatment, crowns or fillings. In some situations, your tooth may be badly damaged or decayed to a point where extraction is needed to maintain your oral health.
At Maven Dental, we consider your overall wellness and examine your mouth to determine the treatment that is best for your overall health. Your dentist or specialist will advise if a tooth needs to be removed.
A minimum of 4 appointments
Should you need your tooth (or teeth) removed, additional appointments will be made as appropriate.
This depends on the number of teeth that need to be removed
After tooth removal, it is normal to experience some swelling and discomfort. We recommend allowing yourself a few days to rest at home post-procedure.
Your dentist will provide home care instructions to ensure a fast recovery, these may include:
Any further post-procedure instructions will be provided by your Maven dentist.
Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek advice from an appropriately qualified health practitioner
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